Lung cancer: case study by Erin Laing APD
Karen is a 50 year old woman diagnosed with T3N1M0 non-small cell lung cancer. Her treatment involves six weeks of chemo therapy and radiation.
Erin gives an outline of lung cancer and its medical treatment. She explains the chemo therapy and radiation side effects and in particular the timeline in which nutrition impact symptoms occur, many of them taking place after the six weeks of chemo therapy and radiation. Erin describes the nutrition management goals for Karen. She guides us through her nutrition assessment and provides detail of her dietary counselling and Karen’s progress.
Erin Laing is a senior dietitian at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and is completing her PhD on the nutritional complications of patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours. She is regularly involved in allied health projects and research and co-ordinates national seminar days for students and dietitians on cancer nutrition. Erin is passionate about improving the experience and quality of life of cancer patients through evidence-based nutrition advice and management, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.
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